Mobility Matters opened its doors in May 2020 while the province was in the throws of a pandemic. We navigated the pandemic and quickly were embraced by the veterinary community. The veterinary community was stretched thin through the pandemic and we were hoping to provide some relief by engaging in the challenging mobility cases that were presented to us. We have quickly built a strong and loyal following amongst the clients that have been referred to us. We have worked hard to communicate with their regular DVM’s on the progress of their cases as we recognize that this is a team of veterinary professionals that are assisting clients with their pets. It has been a pleasure to work with referring veterinarians and the clients they serve.
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Rocco a 4 month old French Bulldog, presented to us due to a tibial fracture that had been surgically repaired and he was not using his hind leg yet. We were asked to provide rehabilitation for Rocco as he was at an age where muscle development was being delayed due to the injury. Rocco quickly learned to adapt to the underwater treadmill and became a rehab star. Rocco benefited from the buoyancy of the water and started to begin using the hind leg more and more each week. He also loves the therapeutic exercises that helped strengthen his hind leg and improve range of motion. Rocco has now built proper muscling and use of the leg after working through the rehabilitation program. Rocco continues to use the facility to help maintain conditioning and further muscle development. Way to go Rocco!
In the literature:
Decembers issue of Canadian Veterinary Journal had an interesting case of a newly identified neurological condition in a West Highland Terrier. It is a non painful slowly progressive condition that is presenting as an upper motor neuron lesion due to a constrictive myelopathy. This condition has previously been recognized in the Pug in the thoracolumbar region (T3-L3 location). The cause is hypoplasia of the caudal vertebral facets which creates instability, and fibrosis which leads to the constriction of the spinal cord. Rehabilitation therapy would be an excellent tool for managing this condition that might be mistaken for intervertebral disk disease.
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